Friday, April 25, 2008

Why Nick Jordan Can't Win

Kansas State Senator Nick Jordan thinks he's the first Republican that is truly ready to take on U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore in years. But there is one major issue that Nick Jordan is on the wrong side of that will insure his defeat and the reelection of Dennis Moore in 2008.

Nick Jordan's campaign website says he'll be tough on border security.

One of the primary responsibilities of the federal government is to defend the American people and our nation’s borders, and that would be my commitment to the people of Kansas in Congress.

Unfortunately, Nick Jordan went on KMBZ's Shanin & Parks show several months back and informed listeners of his support for comprehensive immigration reform, or as most informed voters call it, amnesty.

Jordan's proclamation was met by caller after caller reprimanding him for selling out the American worker for cheap foreign labor. He tried to defend himself by touting his strong support within various Chambers of Commerce, not exactly a ringing endorsement when it comes to protecting American jobs and wages.

Although Jordan has changed his rhetoric, for campaign purposes, it is unclear whether he will actually get tough on illegal immigration and not just pay it lip service. At least with the devil we know, we know where he stands. He has voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border (Sep. 2006) and YES on preventing tipping off Mexican officials about Minuteman Project locations (Jun. 2006).

Unless Nick Jordan can make voters believe that he will get tough on illegal immigration, he won't have a chance at unseating Rep. Dennis More.
Update: April 29, 2008, Dennis Moore sent us an email letting us know he has added his name to the NEVA (New Employment Verification Act). The act is a necessary step towards ending the primary draw for illegal immigrants to this country.

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